This is the first episode in March’s discussion about food insecurity (not knowing where your next meal comes from) and food inequity (not having the financial or geographical capability to obtain quality food). The City of Richmond’s Food Policy Task Force was charged with reporting on food access issues and developing recommendations for solving the City’s problem. The City of Richmond’s Interim Food Policy Coordinator is Anne Darby, who was involved with the Task Force and now works on issues relating to urban planning and urban greening. She’s creating a guide to zoning for urban agriculture start-ups, serving as a liaison between the City and environmental stakeholders, and identifying City land that might be signed over to a nonprofits.

Guest speaker:
Anne Darby, Senior Planner at the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission and the City of Richmond’s Interim Food Policy Coordinator

Resources:
Inspire Indeed on WRIR
FeedMore homepage
Tricycle Gardens homepage
Shalom Farms homepage
Renew Richmond homepage

Want more information? Email adarby@richmondregional.org.